Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Oct 2007 18:46 UTC, submitted by luna6
Mac OS X "OS X 10.5 Leopard is the best operating system released by Apple so far and runs neck and neck with Ubuntu's Gutsy Gibbon as my favorite operating systems to use. In the past I wanted to get an iMac, but not because of OS X but rather because of their sleek hardware. Now after using Leopard, I want to buy an iMac to run Leopard. Nice job Apple." More here.
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RE: Some more insteresting stuff
by Machster on Fri 26th Oct 2007 22:19 UTC in reply to "Some more insteresting stuff"
Machster
Member since:
2007-05-15

Oooops!!! No Classic in Leopard? Looks like I won't be upgrading after-all. What a shame.

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CodeMonkey Member since:
2005-09-22

Oooops!!! No Classic in Leopard? Looks like I won't be upgrading after-all. What a shame.


Like it's really that big of a deal? That's like saying

"What? I can't run my Windows 95/98 apps in Vista!?!? Then screw Vista!"

Sure, maybe a few people still need to use 95/98, but that's a fairly niche market now and no reason to swear off Vista (granted there are plenty other reasons, but that's beside the point). Same deal with Mac Classic. That shouldn't be the axe to Leopard.

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mind!dagger Member since:
2007-06-26

I remember a die-hard 3.11 user who refused to upgrade to 95 for the same reasons. Amazing how some people think.

I like my OS X and Linux. This forward progression of software is the nature of the game.

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Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

Like it's really that big of a deal? That's like saying

"What? I can't run my Windows 95/98 apps in Vista!?!? Then screw Vista!"


It is a big deal because of the way Apple has chosen to handle backwards compatibility. Unlike Windows they've really seperated it all out of the base system while keeping it all really functional and now they can cut it right out. I think really this should go in to the history books on how backwards compatibility should be handled.

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Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

Your answer has a hostile tone and your analogy irrelevant, therefore, I won't waist my time responding.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Oooops!!! No Classic in Leopard? Looks like I won't be upgrading after-all. What a shame.


I don't want to sound rude but what the hell are you running which requires Classic? its 2007 mate, get with the programme. Time to move forward, onward and upwards.

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Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

Your question is not rude at all. I enjoy working with older apps to name a few: Acta, More, Clockwork, WordPerfect, my Epson printer, FullWrite, Loki, Netscape 4.8 (for sentimental reasons and boy is it fast) and Outlook Express (prefer it to Mail). Remember, just because an OS is newer does not mean it is better [in all areas]. Heck, I still use a 22" Diamond Pro CRT monitor because it is vastly superior to newer LCDs.

Edited 2007-10-29 00:30 UTC

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tertiary_adjunct Member since:
2006-01-15

"Oooops!!! No Classic in Leopard? Looks like I won't be upgrading after-all. What a shame."

You could set your Mac up to dual boot in order to run classic.

What are you running that requires Classic anyway?

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MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

I cannot speak for the original poster, but I know that my mother won't be getting the new release because no Classic means no WordPerfect and no HyperCard.

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Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

Yes, that's true but dual booting is such a hassle. And it is not like its easy going back between apps. I think that I would get a separate machine to handle OS 9 before I did that.

Edited 2007-10-29 00:15 UTC

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